As noted by Thai locals who post on the SkyscraperCity forum, there’s a new development going up in Nong Han District for a TOPS Super Store.
Some say don’t hold your breathe, you’ll be disappointed if it’s like the one in Ban Dung. Others that live in the rural area are excited, and conveniently, the new store is located right next to a new Tesco.
I wouldn’t think they’ll compete though because Tesco really does tend to focus on Thais more than foreigners. For example the cheese section of a Tesco would differ radically from that of a TOPS. Still, if you are low budget, you’d still get by with whatever Tesco offers.
TOPS is always quite busy when we visit at Central But does anyone remember the OLD Tops, from 4th or 5th floor in Central, when it was combined with the food court? Yuck!
I remember buying curry there and getting it home, and it was MOLDY. We went back to the store and there it was, a whole shelf of moldering spices in bottles, and staff sauntering by without a care. It’s much better now, with prime space on the first floor, a much wiser decision to rent there. Too bad I shop at Villa though, it’s got more of what I need.
We’ll soon see more news from the farang population about this, so watch this space!